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The Truth About Emma Dunham Kelly-Hawkins

The name of writer Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins will not appear in future editions of the Schomburg Library of 19th-Century Black Women Writers. That's because Holly Jackson, a doctoral student at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, uncovered the truth about the writer's racial background. Jackson tells NPR's Farai Chideya about her research.

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Farai Chideya
Farai Chideya is a multimedia journalist who has worked in print, television, online, and radio. Prior to joining NPR's News & Notes, Chideya hosted Your Call, a daily news and cultural call-in show on San Francisco's KALW 91.7 FM. Chideya has also been a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET. She got her start as a researcher and reporter at Newsweek magazine. In 1997 Newsweek named her to its "Century Club" of 100 people to watch.
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